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  1. bovecHD

    bovecHD Jul 8, 2017

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    Going back to Bonneville for Speedweek next month.

    Meet "EDGAR"
     
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  2. Thrasher36

    Thrasher36 Jul 9, 2017

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    Cleaned my Garage and found these.

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  3. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Jul 9, 2017

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    A little video...



    Still in the break in period so not really pushing it too hard yet...
     
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  4. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Jul 9, 2017

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    That is a very appealing deep thrum!
     
  5. Speedmasterfan88

    Speedmasterfan88 Jul 9, 2017

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    Lovely! Here's one from a friend of mine, in rally trim .
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    And my own, 1500 MGA in original condition as it would have left the factory in 1959. (Excuse the crappy pic, had to import from instagram as my pc crashed and all my pictures with it :( ).

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    I highly encourage everyone interested in a classic British Roadster to try one of these out some day. They still can be had fairly cheap (compared to what else was around at this period) , working on them is super easy, and parts are readily available.
    Have a nice Sunday!

    Cheers,

    Max
     
  6. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Jul 9, 2017

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    Agreed MGA's esp with b series engine swaps are true steals in vintage autos. Drive great, lots of parts, easy to work ok. Look amazing.

    They really need the B series engine in them though, almost all I see for sale today are already swapped.
     
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  7. Speedmasterfan88

    Speedmasterfan88 Jul 9, 2017

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    Funny you say that.
    I was thinking about a swap the other day when I was out for a drive. Also swapping in a 5 speed transmission, just for the ease of driving. Keeping the original numbers matching trans and Engine so I could reswap it. But storage space limits this dream and also, as you said, there are so many swapped ones around that the original ones are getting quite hard to find. Maybe some day I will get my hands on a second A and do the rally mod/b engine swap.
     
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  8. West Slope

    West Slope Jul 9, 2017

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  9. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jul 14, 2017

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  10. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Aug 25, 2017

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  11. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Aug 25, 2017

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    Is that the Yellow Bird?

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    Nope it has rain gutters. IMG_3257.JPG

    I'll just add this picture I took.
     
  12. West Slope

    West Slope Aug 25, 2017

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    Medical staff and pits at Ulster Grand Prix a few weeks ago.

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  13. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Aug 25, 2017

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    At Brands 'Festival Italia' earlier this month: such-like nimble older Abarths, Alfas and Lancias outshone all these ten-a-penny - and nowadays somewhat obese - Ferraris and Lambos!
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  14. bovecHD

    bovecHD Aug 25, 2017

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    Sorry to report, due to forces I had no control over, my team had not traveled to Speedweek. Maybe next year now.
     
  15. AveConscientia

    AveConscientia Aug 27, 2017

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    Visited the headquarters and museums of BMW, Mercedes, and Porsche here are some highlights.
    Saw my two favorite cars a Porsche 930 and Mercedes "Pagoda". The mini 930 I have had for a long time. The Martini 21 was seen in another post in these parts paired in front of my Martini Seiko.
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  16. Spacefruit

    Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Aug 27, 2017

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    Aston Martin Straight Six under test and tune at RSWilliams in Cobham UK.

    The downpipes glowed red at full load and full revs - held for just a second

    Shown here about to have a .5mm jet change - one of a series of changes

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    The engine is attached to a torque converter which can give adjustable loads.
     
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  17. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Sep 22, 2017

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    I think I caught a Bentley Continental GT prototype on the 5 freeway in LA tonight.

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  18. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Sep 22, 2017

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    Pre A that hammered at 1.2m usd. I don't get it but sure. A real carerra behind it.


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    5 out of 30 not bugs... who knows what they are?


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    Prototype Porsche no idea what though.

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    Not a kit. Don't remember what it is.
     
  19. AveConscientia

    AveConscientia Sep 23, 2017

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    1954 Citro├źn Avant Traction I had the opportunity to talk to owner and relating to this forum he was sporting a Tag Heuer. Very nice and passionate guy and he let me sit in it! Good to talk to a fellow vintage euro obsessed person.
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  20. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Dec 29, 2017

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